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White Wesley - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: Multiple studies support the clinical value of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in the treatment of symptomatic urolithiasis. Although prior investigations have examined such efficacy among several commercially available lithotriptors, no published data exist to support the efficacy of the Dornier Delta lithotriptor. METHODS: A retrospective review of 4621 ...
Mohseni Mohammad G - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of terazosin as a facilitator agent for the passage of lower ureteral stones. METHODS: Since February 2004 to December 2004, 64 patients with lower ureteral stones who came to the emergency department were enrolled in this study. Exclusion criteria were the presence of urinary tract ...
Portis Andrew J - - 2006
PURPOSE: Management of fragments generated by ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy remains controversial. In this study we explored the impact of active fragment extraction after ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy on stone clearance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 69 patients with 3 or less upper urinary tract calculi (5 to 15 mm) demonstrated ...
Badani Ketan K - - 2006
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) remains the treatment of choice for staghorn renal calculi. Many reports suggest that laparoscopy can be an alternative treatment for large renal stones. We wished to evaluate the role and feasibility of laparoscopic extended pyelolithotomy (REP) for treatment of staghorn calculi. Thirteen patients underwent REP for treatment ...
Rowe Brian H - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: Patients leaving the emergency department (ED) without being seen (LWBS) by a physician have become a growing concern in overcrowded EDs. The purpose of this study was to determine the acuity level, reasons, and outcomes of LWBS cases. METHODS: LWBS patients (or their guardians) from two linked Canadian EDs ...
Dubosq Francis - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The frequency-doubled double-pulse neodymium:YAG (FREDDY) laser has been developed for endoscopic lithotripsy and combines the characteristics of solid and dye lasers with a thin flexible optical fiber enabling it to be used with flexible ureterorenoscopy. Furthermore, it is less expensive and easier to maintain than other lasers. ...
Niehaus Amanda C - - 2006
1. To survive adverse or unpredictable conditions in the ontogenetic environment, many organisms retain a level of phenotypic plasticity that allows them to meet the challenges of rapidly changing conditions. Larval anurans are widely known for their ability to modify behaviour, morphology and physiological processes during development, making them an ...
Poulakis Vassilis - - 2006
AIM: To determine retrospectively the safety and efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) in patients with Peyronie's disease. METHODS: Fifty-three patients with stable Peyronie's disease underwent ESWT (group 1). Fifteen patients matched with the baseline characteristic of the patients in group 1, who received no treatment, were used as ...
Davol Patrick E - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is an effective procedure for the treatment of large renal calculi. An important consideration for patients undergoing PCNL is the management of any residual stone burden, which may include "second-look" nephroscopy. The utility of this practice is unproven, and we present our data on ...
Brito Artur H - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: This work evaluates the results of ureteroscopic treatment of impacted ureteral stones with a pneumatic lithotripter. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From March 1997 to May 2002, 42 patients with impacted ureteral stones were treated by retrograde ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy. Twenty-eight patients were female and 14 were male. The stone size ...
Desai Mahesh R - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There is no uniform consensus regarding the anatomic factors that influence the clearance rate of caliceal stones after SWL, as different authors have studied various independent factors separately. We correlated both favorable and unfavorable factors into a formula to predict the clearance rate. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A ...
Wang Ching-Jen - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal shockwave treatment has shown mixed short-term results for plantar fasciitis. However, the long-term results are not available. HYPOTHESIS: Long-term results of shockwave treatment are comparable with short-term results. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled clinical trial; Level of evidence, 1. METHODS: This prospective study consisted of 149 patients (168 heels) ...
Yu Dah-Shyong - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous nephrostomy is almost a daily routine procedure in clinical urologic practice. Tract bleeding and urine leakage along the percutaneous tract is a common event and bothersome to both patients and the surgeon. Herein we introduce a simple technique of gelatin packing for stopping subsequent bleeding and urine leakage ...
Krambeck Amy E AE Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochesterr, MN 55905, - - 2006
To evaluate a modern ureteroscopy series, including the use of new technological advances, operative procedures, and potential complications, at a single institution and to compare our current experience with our prior published series and the current literature. We retrospectively reviewed 1000 consecutive ureteroscopies performed in 961 patients from December 1999 ...
Gordon P H - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To define the syndrome of primary lateral sclerosis (PLS) and disorders that contain features of both ALS and PLS, to determine the time beyond which PLS is less likely to become ALS clinically, and to determine the outcome of people with PLS and those who develop lower motor neuron ...
Porpiglia Francesco - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical role of corticosteroids in the medical expulsive therapy of symptomatic distal ureteral stones. METHODS: Between January 2004 and September 2005, 114 patients with symptomatic distal ureteral stones with a >/=5mm diameter were enrolled in this prospective study and divided into four groups based on the ...
Aldridge Roderick D - - 2006
SUMMARY BACKGROUND: We describe 7 years experience of providing anesthesia for children undergoing lithotripsy in a hospital without pediatric inpatient facilities. A pediatric team, including anesthetist, pediatric nurse along with the equipment travel across the city with the patient from the children's hospital. As a high incidence of postoperative vomiting ...
Kijvikai Kittinut - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To define the role of laparoscopic ureterolithotomy in the management of urolithiasis and evaluate the controversial techniques of this operation. METHODS: Between July 1997 and December 2004, retroperitoneoscopic ureterolithotomy was performed as a primary procedure in 30 patients who had either large or impacted stones in the upper ureter. ...
Carrilho-Ribeiro Luís - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The risk of recurrence has limited the acceptability of conservative therapies of gallbladder stones. The aim of the present study was to determine the long-term rate of stone recurrence and its risk factors after successful extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study comprised a prospective ultrasound follow-up ...
Merrot Thierry - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the incidence, nature, and management of associated ipsilateral genitourinary malformations in children with multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK). METHODS: In this retrospective study, we analyzed the medical records and imaging studies of 93 patients with MCDK. Patients underwent ultrasonography, voiding cystourethrography, intravenous urography, and radionuclide renal imaging studies ...
Hara Noboru - - 2006
PURPOSE: To improve the therapeutic efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) for ureteral stones by attempting semilateral/rotated approaches. There has been no study that shows the advantage of rotated positions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two hundred forty-eight (group 1) and 156 (group 1R) patients with proximal-ureteral stones were treated by the ...
Lee Ying-Huei - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To conduct a prospective and randomized trial to compare the efficiency quotient and cost-effectiveness index of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) and ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URSL) for the treatment of large upper third ureteral stones. METHODS: A total of 35 male patients and 7 female patients with a solitary, radiopaque upper ...
Lyons E T - - 2006
Two closed horse herds (Old Lot 4 and Field 24), infected since 1966 with Population B small strongyles resistant to thiabendazole (TBZ) and phenothiazine (PTZ), were terminated in February, March, and May, 2005. At necropsy, only the large endoparasites were identified and counted. The number of horses on pasture was ...
Shah Hemendra N - - 2006
PURPOSE: To report our initial experience with hemostatic fibrin glue as an adjuvant during tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventeen consecutive patients underwent tubeless PCNL with injection of 2 mL of Tisseel Vapor Heated Sealant (Baxter AG, Vienna, Austria) into the percutaneous tracts at the conclusion of the ...
Stewart A A - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To document the efficacy of intratumoural injections of 5-fluorouracil for the treatment of equine sarcoids. DESIGN: A prospective study that included 13 horses and one donkey. PROCEDURE: Sarcoids were confirmed by histological examination and treated with intratumoural 5-fluorouracil every 2 weeks. If the sarcoids did not resolve after seven ...
Kopský Vojtech - - 2006
The system of Hermann-Mauguin symbols for space and subperiodic Euclidean groups in two and three dimensions is extended to groups with continuous and semicontinuous translation subgroups (lattices). An interpretation of these symbols is proposed in which each symbol defines a quite specific Euclidean group with reference to a crystallographic basis, ...
Dirim A - - 2006
PURPOSE: To define the role of an antegrade occlusion balloon catheter in preventing migration of proximal ureteral stones to the dilated proximal ureter during endoscopic treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An occlusion balloon catheter was used in 8 of 21 patients with proximal ureteral stones who underwent ureterorenoscopy. Five of the ...
Rhee Katherine - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: Ungated extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is associated with cardiac arrhythmias in adults. However, the incidence of arrhythmias in children undergoing ungated ESWL has not been established. Therefore, we report on the safety and efficacy of ungated ESWL of renal calculi in children. METHODS: We evaluated all patients younger ...
Al Tajir Ghada K - - 2006
A sample of 221 women who delivered at Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, were included in this prospective study to identify breastfeeding patterns at day 1, 1 month, and 6 months postpartum. The exclusive breastfeeding rate was 76.5% on day 1, 48.4% at 1 month, and 13.3% at ...
Honeck P - - 2006
We performed a prospective, non-randomised study to determine the appropriate first-line treatment modality for distal ureteral stones. Between 2003 and 2004, a total of 124 patients with distal ureteral calculi were entered into the study (mean age 48 years, 35 women and 99 men). Sixty-two patients were treated with shock ...
Zomorrodi Afshar - - 2006
The aim of this study was to evaluate the treatment of upper ureteral calculi with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) in the supine and prone positions. A total of 68 patients with upper ureteral calculi underwent SWL. In 35 patients, the procedure was performed in the supine position (group 1), ...
Baldwin D Duane - - 2006
PURPOSE: A novel 1-step percutaneous access sheath NS has been developed that allows the insertion of a dilating balloon and renal access sheath in a single step. We present the initial human experience with this sheath. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart and database review of the initial ...
Ahmadnia Hassan - - 2006
We sought to evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous cystolithotripsy in children. Thirty children (27 boys and 3 girls; mean age, 6.06 +/- 2.64 years; range, 1.5 to 12 years) with bladder calculi underwent percutaneous stone removal. The mean size of the largest diameters of the calculi was 24.8 ...
Lojanapiwat B - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The consequences of open nephrolithotomy are scar tissue around the kidney and in the retroperitoneum and distortion of the pelvicaliceal anatomy that may affect the techniques and outcome of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). We compared the results and complications of patients undergoing PCNL who had and had not ...
Jou Yeong-Chin - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To perform a retrospective study to assess the outcome and safety of 64 nephrostomy tube-free percutaneous nephrolithotomies (PCNLs) in 62 patients with calculi 3 cm or greater. METHODS: Between March 2001 and June 2004, 365 consecutive patients underwent 389 PCNLs at our hospital. Electrocauterization of the access tract was ...
Ziaee Seyyedamirmohsen - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: We compared the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) with ureteroscopy followed by transureteral lithotripsy (TUL) for the treatment of impacted distal ureteral calculi. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 96 patients with solitary impacted distal ureteral calculi were assigned into 2 groups of treatment with SWL (42 ...
Torres R J - - 2006
Allopurinol is used widely for the treatment of purine disorders such as gout, but efficacy and safety of allopurinol has not been analyzed systematically in an extensive series of patients with HPRT deficiency. From 1984 to 2004 we have diagnosed 30 patients with HPRT deficiency. Eighteen patients (12 with Lesch-Nyhan ...
Lau James Y W - - 2006
BACKGROUND & AIMS: In patients with stones in their bile ducts and gallbladders, cholecystectomy is generally recommended after endoscopic sphincterotomy and clearance of bile duct stones. However, only approximately 10% of patients with gallbladders left in situ will return with further biliary complications. Expectant management is alternately advocated. In this ...
Miroglu Cengiz - - 2006
AIM: We aimed to evaluate the predictive factors that would in turn indicate stone migration and the effects of these factors on the ultimate success of the intervention. METHOD: Patients were divided into two groups with respect to the migration of the stone treated. Group I: patients demonstrating stone migration ...
Demirci Deniz - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of stepwise extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the treatment of upper urinary stones in childhood. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between August 1998 and August 2003, 31 patients were treated for renal or ureteric stones. All treatments were performed with Dornier Compact Delta lithotripter. The number of ...
Sun Xi-Zhao - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To report our experience of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) for patients with uric acid stones. METHODS: From December 1987 to December 2003, a total of 443 patients with uric acid stones in the kidney or ureter accepted SWL using ultrasound-guided lithotripters together with alkali therapy. Among them, 168 ...
Ng C F - - 2006
PURPOSE: We retrospectively reviewed the treatment outcomes of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) in a single center using either the Wolf Piezolith 2300 (a piezoelectric lithotripter), the Dornier MPL9000 (an electrohydraulic lithotripter), or the Dornier Compact Delta (an electromagnetic lithotripter) from January 1992 to June 2002. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A series ...
El-Assmy Ahmed - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To define factors affecting the success and long-term outcome of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) monotherapy of partial staghorn calculi. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 92 patients with partial staghorn calculi who were treated with ESWL monotherapy. The outcome of the treatment was evaluated after 3 months. Long-term follow-up ...
Garboui Samira S - - 2006
In the field in south-central Sweden, we tested by randomised, standardised methodology the potential anti-tick repellent activity of two concentrations of MyggA Natural spray (containing PMD) (4.2 and 3.2 g/m2) and one of RB86 (with 70% neem oil containing azadirachtin) (3 g/m2) to host seeking nymphs of Ixodes ricinus. Each ...
Geavlete Petrisor - - 2006
Our goal was to investigate the efficacy of flexible ureteroscopy (FU) in the treatment of pyelocaliceal calculi. Between September 2002 and December 2004, a total of 41 patients with multiple (23 cases), pelvic (7 cases), and inferior caliceal (11 cases) SWL-resistant calculi underwent FU. We used a 7.5-F flexible ureteroscope ...
Seyedzadeh Abolhassan - - 2006
Cystinuria is an autosomal recessive disorder which clinically presents as cystine calculi. In this study, we reviewed cystine calculi cases in the west of Iran to determine their common presentations and response to different therapeutic modalities. Between 1999 and 2005, we had 22 pediatric patients (11 boys and 11 girls) ...
Sersar Sameh Ibrahim SI Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, 35516 Mansoura, Egypt. - - 2006
To assess the clinical and management aspects of tracheobronchial foreign body (FB) in children and adults; to judge the influence of the operator's experience on the outcome of the procedure and to evaluate the factors associated with delayed diagnosis of FB aspiration (FBA) in children; and to compare clinical, radiologic ...
Seitz Christian - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between delay in extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) after a first colic and subsequent time to complete stone clearance. METHODS: This prospective, non-randomized study included 94 patients treated with ESWL for unilateral solitary proximal ureteral stones after at least one episode of colic pain. Time ...
Moretti Biagio - - 2006
The aim of this paper is to assess the benefit to treat plantar fasciitis with low-dose energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and the efficacy of such treatment to abate the painful symptoms allowing a rapid return to the running activity. Our study included 54 running athletes treated for plantar ...
Druart-Blazy Anne - - 2005
AIMS: Pain recurrence after cholecystectomy is often attributed to sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, whose diagnostic criteria and treatments remain uncertain. We performed a retrospective study to assess the possible precipitating role of opiate ingestion in this setting. METHODS: The retrospective study of the files of 147 consecutive patients investigated for ...
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